How long since your last bike purchase?
And – diplomatically – how did you get it past your OH? 😉
I haven’t bought anything since eBaying my 1980s Bianchi early last year and I’m getting itchy feet – plus I’ve seen this tasty 70s racer that’s sooooo tempting…
BTW, I have no intention of hora-fying my life, but 1.5 bikes just doesn’t seem right.Posted 4 years agocodybrennanMember
About an hour!
I sold two ‘inferior’ bikes to get the cash for this, which was in a short-lived sale.
Will be my winter bike, hack, commuter, and maybe even some cross racing….
OH was fine for it as a)we didn’t have to outlay any more cash and b)we’re 2 bikes done, and 1 bike up, so there’s no storage/space issue.Posted 4 years agoir_banditoSubscriber
About a year ago, i started acquiring bits for this:
Passed the other half as I was building it to ride the LEL on which I raised over £1500 (more than was spent on the bike) for charidee. Funded partially by selling my cheap old Ribble road bike.Posted 4 years agocookeaaSubscriber
~4 months, it was purely functional for commuting and that’s how I sold it to the SO.
I’ve got at least two bikes I think I need to get shot of now plus a whole buch of parts, and I’m not sure it would be wise to acquire anything more until I’ve had a clear out and generated some revenue… CX bikes are calling though, I might just need to put that off till next summer, now is not the time to buy a new or used CX bike, prices will be at their peak given the current time of year…Posted 4 years ago
But, I am feeling the need for a new road bike.
Yeah, me too. 😀
I have to say in my OH’s defence that she’s not against the idea of a new bike, she doesn’t want me to accumulate or clutter the house is all. I understand that totally, but it doesn’t stop the yearning for new tasty wheels…Posted 4 years agobikebouyMember
Me, ohhh about 4 weeks ago, bought a new CX bike for a dabble at racing it and some smooth Hants/SthDowns hackathons.. it is rather cool I must say 8) MrsBouy can go stuff herself if she thinks she has any objections to any of my purchases 😀Posted 4 years ago
I haven’t ridden my Vespa in 5 mths so I think I’ll sell that, toying with the idea of a Ducati Monster or a Diesel Smart Fortwo.. undecided…khaniMember
End of March,Posted 4 years ago
It was free, so no getting it by the mrs needed
We get a bike to work voucher paid for by work as part of the staff benefits package 😀
Normally a one in one out rule applies which limits the number you can own, but because it was free I didn’t have to get rid one of the others when I came, so now the number I own has gone up..
Therefore if/when it goes I can get another without getting rid of any of the others…
The fact a £500 BTW bike can over time turn into a £?000’s of carbon Turner Tzar doesn’t matter.
One in one out…mrblobbyMember
Don’t tend to buy bikes, just pick up frames, wheels, forks, parts whenever I see something I want for a decent price. Latest parts arrived this morning destined for a 29er XC race bike project. I then break bikes up and build others up from the parts bin when I have the time. I think my wife trusts me to keep it all sensible and not spend a fortune 🙂 I do probably have enough stuff for about a dozen complete bike builds though, and a CX is definitely on the want list!
she doesn’t want me to accumulate or clutter the house is all
I have a lot of sizeable boxes in the loft 🙂Posted 4 years agofailedengineerMember
I’ve bought 3 this year (but none for a good while before): Whyte T129 works, a custom build Croix de Fer and a Triumph Bonneville T100. I’ve sold a Pace Rc200, a Lemond Alpes D’Huez, an Orange 5 and a Triumph Tiger 800. We are counting motorcycles, aren’t we?Posted 4 years agocr500domSubscriber
Couple of months for a complete bike (Kona Minute thanks to the PSA on here) was commuter/kiddie carrier and I broke down my Big Slicked, Alfined Rigid MTB commuter to make way for it.
Bits…. Picked up my new Bargain Hope brakes from Halfords on Tuesday for the “Triggers Broom” MTBPosted 4 years ago
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